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Hibitane Obstetric Cream

Hibitane™ Obstetric Cream is an antimicrobial preparation for use as an antiseptic and lubricant in obstetric and gynaecological practice.

How to Use Hibitane™ Obstetric Cream:
Apply liberally to the skin around the vulva and perineum of the patient, and to the gloved hands of the midwife or doctor.
There are no special dosage recommendations for either elderly patients or children.

Product Information:
Hibitane™Obstetric Cream contains a chemical called chlorhexidine gluconate which destroys germs. It is used as an antiseptic cream and lubricant by health care professionals when examining women during pregnancy or for gynaecological problems.

Pack Sizes:
250ml bottle

Active Ingredients:
Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% w/w (Incorporated as Chlorhexidine Gluconate Solution 5.0% v/w)

UK Legal Category:
GSL

Hibitane™ Obstetric Cream – Abbreviated Prescribing Information
Presentation: Hibitane™ Obstetric Cream is a cream containing Chlorhexidine Gluconate 1% w/w. Uses: ‘Hibitane’ Obstetric Cream is an antimicrobial preparation for use as an antiseptic and lubricant in obstetric and gynaecological practice. Dosage and Administration: Apply liberally to the skin around the vulva and perineum of the patient, and to the gloved hands of the midwife or doctor. Side Effects: Irritative skin reactions can occasionally occur. Individual cases of local stinging and/or chemical burns have been reported following off-label use of gauze packs soaked in Hibitane™ Obstetric Cream and left intravaginally for prolonged periods. Contraindications: ‘Hibitane’ preparations are contraindicated for patients who have previously shown a hypersensitivity reaction to chlorhexidine. However, such reactions are extremely rare. Warnings and Precautions: For topical application only. Keep out of the eyes and ears and avoid contact with the brain and meninges. Local stinging and/or chemical burns have been reported following off-label use of gauze packs soaked in Hibitane™ Obstetric Cream and left intra-vaginally for prolonged periods. Pharmaceutical Precautions: Store below 30ºC. Package Quantities: 250ml bottle. Date of preparation: July 2018 Basic NHS Costs: £16.95 (250ml) Legal Category: GSL. Marketing Authorisation Number: PL 19876/0009. Marketing Authorisation Holder: Derma UK Ltd, Toffee Factory, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2DF, UK. “Hibitane” and “Derma UK” are registered Trade Marks. Date of Revision of Text: July 2018.

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